Cycle Crash With Deer Results in Fatality

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Deputies with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 6500-block of W Mulberry Jefferson Road.  Preliminary investigation determined that a Black 2010 Yamaha V-Star, operated by Gerald Palmer, 33, of Frankfort was traveling eastbound on Mulberry Jefferson when a deer entered his path.  Palmer was unable to avoid the collision.

After impact, the motorcycle slid into the ditch on the south side of the road where Palmer and his passenger, Carla Ayes Fonfrias, 33, of Frankfort, were thrown from the motorcycle.

Palmer was transported by ambulance to a Lafayette Hospital with serious injuries.  Fonfrias succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Family has been notified.

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